Decline of Tokugawa Shogunate Began.

1)       Considering the extent and strength of Perry’s navy, the then Japanese Prime Minister Tokugawa Shogunate signed a business agreement with America on 31st March 1854 at Kanagawa.
2)       According to this agreement;
a.       America was allowed entry to the Shimonda and Hakodate ports for procuring wood, coal and water.
b.       American envoy could stay in Japan.
c.        The American was allowed to do business in Japan by the local rules and regulations.

3)       In this way, the non-aligned status of Japan came to an end and the decline of Tokugawa Shogunate began.